My wife and I took our 1st cruise ever on the Majesty of the Seas in October of 2003 on a 4-night Bahamas cruise. We fell in love with this ship and with cruising while sailing on the Majesty. She was recently refurbished by Royal Caribbean and with only a week out of dry dock, we sailed her again on February 23rd for a 3-night Bahamas cruise for our 5th RCCL cruise to see how well RCCL had done in their attempt to refurbish the Majesty.
While going across the gang plank to board, I looked out at the exterior of the ship and the Majesty obviously had a new coat of paint and was looking good from the exterior. Once we entered the ship, I could tell right away that she had gotten a MAJOR face lift! The Centrum was just magnificent! The older drab walls had been replaced, the carpet was brand new, the stairs had new brass, it was brighter all over and my wife remarked just how much more open space and roomier it looked and felt. The art work all over the ship was upgraded and modernized. She has new carpet, new paint, new brass fittings and a much nicer and modern feel to the ship.
RCCL moved some things around as well. The Spa and Fitness center are now on Deck 9, and the spa has a much more relaxing feel to it now. They got rid of the old lounges (except for the Schooner Bar and the Viking Crown Bar) and installed a Boleros lounge and a new lounge called The Spectrum. They upgraded the seats, the carpet and the décor in the Chorus Line Theatre, and did a great job in both the dining rooms, which like the lounges they have now renamed The Star Light Dining room on Deck 4 and the Moon Light Dining room on Deck 3.
The pool deck also got a new paint job and upgrade, although still the same 2 pools and 2 hot tubs as before. They installed a Sorrento's Pizza, a Compass Deli, Johnny Rockets and expanded the Windjammer to 2 sides now with lots of food stations rather than the one long buffet line in the old Windjammer setup. In the Centrum area, they installed some new stores, and they added a Seattle's Best coffee and a Freeze Ice Cream parlor.
The staterooms also got an upgrade. The new bedding is in place with very nice new high thread count sheets. The new bedding is REALLY awesome; we slept great all 3 nights! The cabins also got new flat screen TVs, better and more comfortable furniture, new artwork on the walls and it seems like a little, but not a lot, more space.
The service on board was great, as it always is with Royal Caribbean. All our wait staff, the room steward, the crew and staff were wonderful. We had good entertainment, although since we were just on the Vision of the Seas last October, RCCL could do a little better in changing up their production shows a little as we saw the same “Boogie Wonderland” show we saw on the Vision. We did have 2 great headliner shows with a comedian and a Motown singer. RCCL also gave us the same Crown and Anchor Society gift of 2 cheap picture frames we got on the Vision last October.
My review just can't do the new Majesty of the Seas justice. I think they did a wonderful job and she seems like almost a brand new ship after her refurbishment. I loved the ship, loved the cruise, the food was typical RCCL (not gourmet, but good and plentiful), the service onboard was outstanding, entertainment was good and overall I rate this cruise a 10 on a 1 to 10 scale! The 3-night Bahamas cruise aboard the Majesty of the Seas is a great getaway weekend trip.